Tag Archives: Volvo

Polestar claims it set a ‘Ring record in 2016, but did it?

Volvo in-house tuner Polestar last week released a video claiming it set a lap record for "road-legal, four-door cars" at the Nürburgring in May 2016 using a stock S60 Polestar sedan. The time of 7:51.110 was set immediately after the German round of the 2016 World Touring Car...

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Future Volvos may benefit from Lotus suspension tuning

Lotus has a long history in engineering and building precise, sharp-handling cars. Now, as Lotus and parent company Proton, are in the process of being acquired by Chinese firm Geely, a bit of that spritely British engineering could find its way to Volvo. How might Swedish engineering and British...

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Volvo XC60 pricing starts at $42,495

Volvo's compact crossover has a price tag. The 2018 Volvo XC60 will go on sale this fall with a $42,495 base price, including the $995 destination charge. For your $42,495, you get an XC60 T5, which features a 250-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, all-wheel-drive, and a slew of standard...

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Volvo first to commit to Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo has confirmed plans to introduce an infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system within the next two years. The system will feature graphics and menus unique to Volvo, but behind the scenes it will be powered by Android. Volvo will also have its own apps running on...

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2019 Volvo XC40 spy shots

A prototype for Volvo's upcoming compact SUV, the XC40, has been spied again. The XC40 was previewed in 2016 by the 40.1 concept car, and judging by the prototypes it looks like the production model will closely resemble the concept. Volvo's next-generation compacts will be based on the...

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Living with the 2017 Volvo S90: the good and the bad

I don't think there's a single brand that has a stronger identity than Volvo. Hear me out. Its focus on safety and reserved, stylish design with just a hint of Swedish flair and modernism survived Ford's perpetually rudderless, mismanaged Premier Automotive Group. Meanwhile, anyone who thought...

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Volvo exec hints at subcompact 20 series

Volvo's smallest model at present is the Golf-sized V40 hatchback, but the automaker may eventually go even smaller. We're not talking about the upcoming XC40 and S40 compact cars but new "20" series subcompact offerings that could compete with other premium offerings in the...

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